Orcadian woodturner working with local and Scottish hardwoods, completely self-taught, creating decorative pieces handmade in Orkney from log to finish.
We are open and look forward to welcoming you to our Gallery & Workshop
Feel free to contact me on 07523 244119
New pieces are added regularly and feel free to get in touch if you require any more information on any of the pieces for sale.
If you are in Orkney, purchases can be collected
All purchases are sent by Royal Mail, tracked and signed for.
Michael, a born and bred Orcadian, who has been practicing the craft of wood turning for over 27 years, is self-taught. Michael has honed his skills using a combination of practice, experimentation and his desire to produce fine attractive pieces. He was accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners in 2017
Influence and inspiration is drawn from the works of Neolithic inhabitants of ancient Orkney. During the long bright summer days, the light on the landscapes inspires new designs, while the long dark nights of winter is the time when he is most productive in his workshop.
Wood is obtained from sustainable sources and is processed on site with our own sawmill, from log to finished piece. The traditions and culture of the islands are an important part of Michael’s life and his work reflects his affinity with Orkney and its heritage of craftsmanship.
All this results in Michael creating unique, tactile pieces to enhance any home or other surroundings.
April to September
Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 12pm – 4pm
Oct to March
Mon – Fri 11am – 4pm
Sat 12pm – 4pm
Pets are welcome in the gallery and workshop.
Orkney sycamore Neolithic inspired bowl
This piece has evolved after some discussion about a fragment of pottery found at the Ness of Brodgar. The rim decoration carved on the wooden piece is inspired by the clay applied decoration on the original find. The rest of the decoration is influenced
Turned from Zabrano an exotic hardwood. This timber is excellent to use for these objects as it is very dense so the detail is sharp and the natural grain in the timber resembles the stone that the Neolithic people used to nap the original macehead which